Originally Posted by bakechef
yup, as others have said, I've been told that it makes tea bitter if you squeeze, so I don't.
Most of the teas mentioned have instructions to make the tea in a mug and let it brew (or "mash" as they say in my neck of the woods) for anything from 2 to 5 minutes. Now, I like my tea strong
and my cuppas have been known to make brave men run away screaming but even I would cavil at stewing such a small amount of the stuff for that long. That could be why they advise against squeezing. It would probably be the straw that broke the camel's back in tea tasting.
If you want to squeeze don't let it brew for too long.